University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research


About Us

The centre coordinates research projects that involve various aspects of earthquake engineering.

The University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research (UACEER) was established in 2007 and acts as a research centre within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland. The purpose of this centre is to facilitate the coordination of earthquake engineering research projects within the department through a combination of research groups.

In 2016 QuakeCoRE, the New Zealand Centre for Earthquake Resilience, was established. QuakeCoRE is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), one of ten currently funded by the New Zealand government (Tertiary Education Commission). Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) are inter-institutional research networks, with researchers working together on commonly agreed work programmes.

The University of Auckland is a key partner institution in QuakeCoRE, and as such the activities of UACEER and coordination of earthquake engineering research has taken a more national viewpoint. For additional details on the national earthquake engineering research activities, visit the QuakeCoRE website.

  • Overview

    The centre facilitates earthquake engineering research projects that combine structural, geotechnical, construction management and water research.

  • Contact us

    Our key staff contacts and where to find us.